excerpt from 'An octogenarian's personal life story' pp. 11-12 (117 words)

excerpt from 'An octogenarian's personal life story' pp. 11-12 (117 words)

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An octogenarian's personal life story

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[In 1907 at the age of fourteen, William George Elliott was enlisted in the Royal Marines as a bugler]

 

After about nine months I was told I would go before a Board which consisted of the Field Officer, Bandmaster, Bugle Major and my instructor. Well, I carried out my antics before the Board, waved my sticks on the drum like a professional, played the March Past and the Grenadiers on the Flute, blew a few calls on the Bugle and, “Lo and Behold”, I was passed fit for duty as a Bugler. My pay increased by about one penny a day. I think I was then receiving about seven shillings a week, maybe a couple of coppers more. 

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